New technologies to expand capabilities of corn-based ethanol plants

08/16/2011 | EthanolProducer.com

VerdeNero, JetE and Gas Reaction Technologies are developing technologies that would allow a corn-based ethanol plant to produce other fuels and chemicals from different feedstocks, said Luca Zullo, principal at VerdeNero. JetE's technology converts low-quality corn oil into paraffinic green diesel and renewable jet fuel, while GRT is working on a process to transform ethanol into hydrocarbon fuel. "We believe that the infrastructure and market position established by the corn ethanol industry represents the most logical base on which to build a diversified biorefining industry," Zullo said.

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